1 The river looked miles and miles across.
2 I heard about it away down the river, too.
3 I stood on the bank and looked out over the river.
4 They won't ever hunt the river for anything but my dead carcass.
5 The river was coming up pretty fast, and lots of driftwood going by on the rise.
6 Well, about this time he was found in the river drownded, about twelve mile above town, so people said.
7 He abused me a little for being so slow; but I told him I fell in the river, and that was what made me so long.
8 I says to myself, they'll follow the track of that sackful of rocks to the shore and then drag the river for me.
9 So we unhitched a skiff and pulled down the river two mile and a half, to the big scar on the hillside, and went ashore.
10 Before he was t'other side of the river I was out of the hole; him and his raft was just a speck on the water away off yonder.
11 I noticed some pieces of limbs and such things floating down, and a sprinkling of bark; so I knowed the river had begun to rise.
12 It was about dark now; so I dropped the canoe down the river under some willows that hung over the bank, and waited for the moon to rise.
13 There was a slough or a creek leading out of it on the other side that went miles away, I don't know where, but it didn't go to the river.
14 I made two mile and a half, and then struck out a quarter of a mile or more towards the middle of the river, because pretty soon I would be passing the ferry landing, and people might see me and hail me.
15 I rose up, and there was Jackson's Island, about two mile and a half down stream, heavy timbered and standing up out of the middle of the river, big and dark and solid, like a steamboat without any lights.
16 Well, when Tom and me got to the edge of the hilltop we looked away down into the village and could see three or four lights twinkling, where there was sick folks, maybe; and the stars over us was sparkling ever so fine; and down by the village was the river, a whole mile broad, and awful still and grand.
17 So he watched out for me one day in the spring, and catched me, and took me up the river about three mile in a skiff, and crossed over to the Illinois shore where it was woody and there warn't no houses but an old log hut in a place where the timber was so thick you couldn't find it if you didn't know where it was.
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